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MSNBC
Dec 30, 2011 12:00am EST
texas, the state where perry is of course governor. in lawrence v. texas the supreme court struck down the anti-sodomy law in texas and 13 other states. this happened in 2003, when perry was in fact serving as governor of texas. >> his question is how do i -- how do i defend my criticism of limited government in the lawrence v. texas. listen, here's -- here's the issue that i have.ç i don't dislike government. i just want government to work. i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. i'm not even going to try to go through every supreme court case. that would be -- you know, i'm not a lawyer. but here's what i do know. i know they're spending too much money in washington, d.c. and $15 trillion worth of debt is on the back of that young man right there. and if we don't go in and cut the size of government, court cases aren't going to make one tinker's heck. >> one tinker's heck. that's the word that showed up in my prompter. i don't know what that means. the "texas tribune" pointed out that perry actually cited that case, lawrence v. texas, in his book "fed up"
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2011 6:00pm PST
, texas, wisconsin. all five states all controlled by republican legislatures have made it harder for citizens to vote. in south carolina's case, the justice department's actually stepped in to block the new voter i.d. law. they say it will suppress voter turnout among minorities. according to the doj, 82,000 minority citizens in south carolina are registered to vote but lack the kind of identification the new law requires. these voters are nearly 20% more likely to be disenfranchised by this change than are white voters. now, the department of justice can do this. it can step in in south carolina's new law because of the voting rights act of 1965. under section 5 of the voting rights act, certain states, states with an egregious history of legalized racial discrimination and suppressing the my tinority vote, those sta must get something called preclearance. they're going to significantly alter their election laws. the department of justice has to sign off on it. south carolina is one of those states. kansas isn't. south carolina's republican governor, nickki haley, vowed t fight the
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2011 1:00am PST
frankly don't know what to make of such advice, but even in my little town of lake jackson, texas, i've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self-defense. for the animals are coming." the "new republic" a few years ago also unearthed this gem from the ron paul newsletters on the subject of foreign affairs. the end of apartheid's white rule in south africa described in a ron paul newsletter as "a destruction of civilization that was the most tragic to ever occur on that continent, at least below the sahara." again, these are all from ron paul's newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s. this is not a new issue for ron paul's political career. we have known about these newsletters for a long time. he has been called to account for the wildly racist and conspiratorial passages in his old newslighters every time they've been unearthed typically every 15 years or so. when he ran for congressman in 1996 after being home in texas for a few years. the dallas morning news pulled a couple of passages from a 1982 issue of the ron paul political report. "if you have ever been robbed b
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2011 12:00am EST
today. it is and i do not mean this critically, i mean it sincerely. it is texas governor rick perry's newly enunciated fondness for facial hair. other people's facial hair. you may remember this from a couple weeks back. >> with that i think we'll open it up with q & a from the audience. yes, sir with the beautiful beard. you get to go first. >> yes, sir, with the beautiful beard. that was three weeks ago in new hampshire. kind of weird about the beard, right? not bad, just a one off, right? wrong. not a one off. here's what happened when the governor made the rounds with the saturday morning breakfast crowd in iowa this weekend. according to the abc news embed following governor perry, he stopped when he set his eyes on one voter with a long, white beard. we got you a lot going on there, perry told him as he tugged at the man's beard. you got a good full one. this is what that exchange looked like. see. there's the man with the long white beard. although you cannot see perry's tug and the audio is not very good, when our producer cranked up the sound as loud as she could while wearin
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2011 9:00pm PST
right now in des moines. it's a campaign event for republican congressman ron paul of texas who you see speak there. the two latest polls out of iowa show congressman paul in first place in the ppp poll and second place in the cnn poll. more on that in a moment. the breaking news tonight is ron paul appears to have scored a bit of a coup in his effort to win iowa. shortly before dr. paul took the stage there, in des moines tonight, an iowa republican state senator who's named kent sorensen was introduced to the ron paul supporting crowd. up until tonight mr. sorensen had been serving as an iowa state co-chair for the michele bachmann campaign. the reason he was being introduced at a ron paul ro rally was to announce he's switching sides. >> tonight's been tough for me. i've been serving as michele bachmann's state chair over the last year. and while michele has fought tremendously for my conservative values, i believe we're at a turning point in this campaign. i believe we have an opportunity to elect a conservative, somebody who holds our values dear. i want to tell you guys i'm go
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2011 4:00am EST
. >> tonight as we were getting ready to go on the air, we learned that texas governor rick perry has sued virginia. they're suing the virginia board of elections and the state republican party saying that the way the republicans are running the primary this year is unconstitutional. he's trying to force the federal court in richmond to put him on the ballot. what do you think is going to be the impact of this lawsuit if anything? >> well, it's unclear. the state board of elections meets tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. to decide or to officially certify the results from the republican party. so i don't think there's a lot of time left to do that. they'll actually determine tomorrow also which names will be first. will it be romney or ron paul. i'm not sure there's a whole lot of time. but you're correct. governor perry did sue really late today. i talked to both the chairman of the state board of elections and the executive director of the republican party and they had not been served yet. they weren't even aware of the lawsuit or that it was coming. >> if the virginia republican p
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2011 9:00pm EST
how congressional districts in texas will be drawn. all three rulings will come down before the session ends at the end of june. you know, june, right? right before the two parties hold their summer nominating conventi conventions. which means the supreme court decisions will highlight health care reform and immigration as campaign issues for the general election. now, i suspect gop operatives are preparing their attack ads against the president no matter which way the supreme court rules. but these cases will impact much more than this election cycle. these decisions will have far-reaching consequences because they are about a fundamental constitutional issue. the commerce clause of our tenth amendment. now, don't zone out on me. this commerce clause is a big deal. how the supreme court interprets this clause is at the heart of states' rights arguments. it maintained the 1964 civil rights act when a motel in georgia, heart of atlanta motel, sued for the right to discriminate against african-americans. it's a thing that supports requirement that sex offenders register themselves
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2011 4:00am EST
everybody squz is are you quitting? governor perry of texas, an underappreciated fact of his campaign is he's still got a lot of money left over from the time when he seemed viable. mr. perry is using that money to make and run a bunch of new ads that are really bluntly old school right wing. today's ad is on health care, and it ends with him calling both mitt romney and newt gingrich, "big government liberals." the ad before this from mr. perry was his big anti-gay gambit, complaining about don't ask, don't tell being repealed. this is risky on one level because the repaefl don't ask, don't tell is very popular, it polls very well. you about it's risky on another level because rick perry did his ad while wearing the heath ledger jacket from the gay cowboy movie "brokeback mountain." which is the best meme on twitter in at least a week. see, it's a thing now. well done, governor. your thing. everywhere. links to that tumblr that produced that and others at maddowblog right now. but as for the front-runner, as for mr. 53 points ahead in georgia, newt gingrich is using his fron
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2011 9:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 22, 2011 4:00am EST
his own members. republican congressman pete sessions of texas and mike fitzpatrick of pennsylvania. they were not present for the official swearing in which meant they technically were not members of congress. they hadn't been sworn in. pete sessions and mike fitzpatrick tried to make it better by attempting to swear themselves in by raising their hands at a television set that was showing their colleagues being sworn in. but you know, turns out that's not actually in the constitution. so despite not being actual members of congress, these guys started voting on stuff and the house had to go back and correct those votes to account for the fact that john boehner had not made sure all of his people were there to be sworn in. it was a total mess. even on pedestrian matters such as those, even on the logistics, john boehner's leadership in the house has just been a mess from the very beginning. everybody wants to blame those radical tea partyers in his caucus. you can't blame the radical tea partyers for forgetting to swear in two guys. i'm sure john boehner's a very nice man. john boe
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2011 6:00pm PST
presidential wlibrary in austin texas. citing the voting rights act of 1965. it says recent efforts to curtail voting rights in this country, quote, have the potential to reverse the progress that defines us. and has made this nation exceptional as well as an example for all the world. we must be true to the arc of america's history, which compels us to be more inclusive with regard to the franchise. franchise as in the vote. not as in, like, carl's jr. the attorney general tonight pledging his support for an anti-dirty tricks bill that barack obama sponsored when he was in the united states senate. the attorney general also pledging a thorough, he says fair review, of new restrictive state laws on voting and voter registration. interestingly, also, the attorney general tonight calling on the general public to see the protection of the right to vote in america, quote, as a moral imperative. to speak out, in his words, and raise awareness about what's at stake for voting rights. effectively calling on the citizens of this country to not stand for having our voting rights rolled back. he praised
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2011 6:00am EST
reis your jents, sketchy rumors that texas governor, rick perry, ought to be taken serious a once again as a republican presidential candidate. rick perry the iowa x-factor was the headline today in the "washington post." the "post" reporting, quote, there's some chatter in republican political circles that perry's ads are finally starting to take hold in the hawk eye state and that his support is beginning to bump upward. "roll call's" political wire asking this morning, quote, is perry moving up in iowa? before themselves noting the sketchy nature of the reports on which their question was based. quote, no polling has picked up on that movement yet. everybody's been sort of waiting for the big rick perry comeback. this morning there appeared to be some maybe glimmer that it was finally upon us. the underappreciated thing abou rick perry's candidacy, he has more money than you'd think looking at his polls. he has lots of money. on paper, rick perry was supposed to be competitive. he looked like a good candidate. again, on paper. so he did raise a lot of money right away. it was o
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2011 4:00am EST
from texas. at the mention of zz top he shared a personal moment he had with the band. one of the fun things i got to do was play with zz top. the best beards of all. governor perry did play with them at a bush inaugural event in 2005. rick perry loves beards. once is amazing, twice is a coincidence. but three times here is kind of a trend. based on the magical three instant sample set, governor rick perry is an entertainedly and fondly proud of the beards. you openly loving beards to the need of touching them on other
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2011 9:00pm EST
own beard. they're from texas. at the mention of zz top he shared a personal moment he had with the band. one of the fun things i got to do was play with zz top. the best beards of all. governor perry did play with them at a bush inaugural event in 2005. rick perry loves brds. once is
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